NiKo: "Biggest goal for 2019 is to knock Astralis off the top; tired of watching them win everything"

MIRAA
December 13th, 2018 23:25

We sat down with Nikola "NiKo" Kovač during the media day of BLAST Pro Series Lisbon to know his thoughts on FaZe's results this year and his goals for 2019.

BLAST Pro Series Lisbon will be FaZe's first LAN event in over a month, after the team finished outside the qualification zone in ECS and in the ESL Pro League.

NiKo wants to stop having to look up to find Astralis in the ranking

In this interview, the Bosnian shares his thoughts on what FaZe's year has been like and his expectations for 2019. He also opens up about watching Astralis win the Intel Grand Slam title, which his own team came close to winning.

This will be your first LAN event in a while. What are your expectations for it?

We always go to events to win. But our expectations are not as high as they were for IEM Chicago and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen. This is our last event of the year and we want to end it on a good note. We did not have a super good preparation for it, we just practiced a little bit, we will try to do our best. We are just looking forward to having some vacation and starting the next year.

Is there a specific reason why you could not have a proper preparation for the event?

The biggest reason is that we did not qualify for the ECS Finals and the ESL Pro League Finals, which was very frustrating, especially EPL, since we could have tried to defend the Intel Grand Slam from Astralis. It was annoying to watch them win it like that. Not qualifying for that event was frustrating, and that is why we lacked some motivation to prepare for this event.

What was the biggest reason why you think your team could not qualify for those two events?

It is just online CS for us. We played very poorly and had like a 1-1 record against most of the teams. There were many times in which we came home and the same day we had to play online CS, and times in which we would have to play online games as soon as we arrived at events. The online season was terrible for us, the schedule was also messed up. No one cared about online CS because we had so many events going on.

The year is about to come to an end. When you look back, how would you review 2018?

I guess it was not too bad, especially since we did not have olof for four months. It is hard to say because we were very close to winning a Major and IEM Katowice. If we had won those events, I would say that our year had been quite good. We still won three events, but it was not very convincing. Our year had lots of ups and downs, but, having missed olof for four months, I would say it has been a fine year.

And individually?

Individually, I would say that it has been pretty good, obviously, maybe slightly better than last year, but I do not care really that much because we are not even considered to be the best team in the world or even top two. I just want to get my team back to the top, then I can consider myself again to be the best player in the world.

There has been a lot of talk about karrigan's spot on the team. What is the team's situation at the moment?

As I said, not qualifying for these two events was very disappointing for us, and we did not have a lot of preparation for BLAST. I cannot say anything right now, I just want to play this event as we have every event this year. We will see what is going to happen after that, I cannot say anything.

What are your expectations for 2019? What do you think that the team will need to do to get back to the top?

I just think that what we need to do is take preparation more seriously than we did this year. We have been practicing, but not actually putting in time into fixing a lot of stuff, which Astralis are the best at, I would say. The biggest goal for next year is just to knock Astralis off the top, that is my biggest motivation. I am too tired of watching them win everything this year. I just hope we find the motivation that we got when we brought in olof and GuardiaN last year. I think we are the team who can beat them and that we can take them off the top.

What was it like to watch Astralis win the Intel Grand Slam after having two chances to win this prize yourself?

It was super frustrating, it was so bad, especially because we were not at the event [ESL Pro League S8 Finals] to try to stop them. That was the most frustrating thing, we were just watching from home. Not being there was super tilting. We knew we were supposed to be the team winning the Grand Slam, but we f*cked up many finals. They fully deserved it, but it was just our fault that we did not win it before, I would say.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
NiKo GOAT! I believe Faze can do it! They beat them 2-0 last time they played.
2018-12-13 23:27
niko in 2018 lul
2018-12-13 23:27
#20
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
NiKo > ecovice
2018-12-13 23:27
#44
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Austria shaakeh 
nt
2018-12-13 23:28
FaZe gotta get out of groups first
2018-12-13 23:30
Goodluck NiKo
2018-12-14 00:01
FAZE AND SK WILL RISE AGAIN IN 19 TO REKT ASTRALUL
2018-12-14 05:50
NiKo < ZywOo
2018-12-14 10:45
0/8
2018-12-14 11:00
Not a bait homie
2018-12-14 11:04
soounds like b8
2018-12-14 12:59
Something that you can't see because of your own opinion doesn't make it a bait.
2018-12-14 13:23
It can be bait lol, what if i said simple is pretty shit tbh. Obvs bait doesnt matter if its my opinion
2018-12-14 15:45
+1, nice point
2018-12-14 19:50
#604
fnx | 
Europe lukasNTC 
CHOKE CLAN
2018-12-15 17:53
#610
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Indonesia dipakai 
+1
2018-12-16 00:52
+1
2018-12-15 14:13
SK doesn't have a CS team rn
2018-12-14 16:31
#278
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Europe Skystar 
Dev1ce s2mple N3ko
2018-12-14 06:03
#310
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Plus one :)
2018-12-14 07:48
#318
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United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
S1mple N2ko Dev3ce De1ce is a great player but his raw skill isn't quite as good as s1mple or NiKo
2018-12-14 08:00
Skill is more than just aiming So with that said device is better than niko
2018-12-14 08:05
#338
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United Kingdom DreadN0ught 
Agreed, look I'm not trying to say dev1ce is bad by any means but both players have great game sense / team play but NiKo wins it for me by being an IGL at the same time as being a God in game and because he has had to carry FaZe at times like he used to in mouz.
2018-12-14 08:31
faze era 2019
2018-12-14 09:32
Well, in that case its even Gla1ve N2ko S3mple Dev4ce
2018-12-14 10:01
not really, niko and s1mple's aim is way better than anyone else...
2018-12-14 13:01
And how is it working out for them so far...?
2018-12-14 12:43
#389
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Italy g1ppo 
+1111
2018-12-14 10:41
Where's coldzebra?
2018-12-14 11:09
#602
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Spain JustNo 
looks like :) :(
2018-12-15 17:44
rifler vs awper ?
2018-12-13 23:28
#89
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Netherlands gertwily 
niko can sometimes use awp
2018-12-13 23:38
i know but his main role is rifler xd
2018-12-14 00:01
#168
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Netherlands gertwily 
he is bad rifler god awper
2018-12-14 00:10
xd
2018-12-14 00:11
#213
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Philippines sup4hBas1c 
What game are u watching though?
2018-12-14 01:17
>niko >bad at anything pick one
2018-12-14 02:29
bad at being bad
2018-12-14 02:35
fuck im stupid
2018-12-14 02:37
you got played son
2018-12-14 08:33
Ez katka
2018-12-14 16:02
#249
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Mongolia k0ng0 
+1 haha well played.
2018-12-14 03:09
#214
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Yugoslavia KaLuOP 
Still better then device with AWP
2018-12-14 01:18
Excuse you
2018-12-14 07:54
Yea I dont know about that dude lol
2018-12-14 08:44
+1
2018-12-13 23:32
#87
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Netherlands gertwily 
-1
2018-12-13 23:37
Name checks
2018-12-14 07:18
Ikr, idk why ppl keep saying device is number 2 in the world, like yeah nt but no way
2018-12-14 08:14
+1
2018-12-14 09:41
#470
NAF | 
Chile strong221 
+1
2018-12-14 12:26
#585
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
device_2_major_NiKo_0
2018-12-15 09:31
#587
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
NiKo_1_top_2_device_as_well lmao ez s1mple top1, cry is free
2018-12-15 11:32
#598
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
lmao s1mple top 2, come here after TOP 1 announce, device easily TOP 1 with most MVPs, Grand Slam and a Major win. Cry is free
2018-12-15 17:32
#603
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
CANT BE TOP1 WITH 0 TOP1 STATS you tried tho, s1mple is just another level sorry Dont cry when he gets it pls
2018-12-15 17:53
#605
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
haha, who cares about stats, the results and WINS are what matters most and s1mple couldn't carry when his team needed it most. I will come back here after devveking gets it <3
2018-12-15 19:00
#30
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Finland t33mu 
fan of s1mple
2018-12-13 23:27
S1mple goat.
2018-12-13 23:27
#54
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Finland t33mu 
s1mple is ecofragger
2018-12-13 23:28
#80
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Netherlands gertwily 
+1
2018-12-13 23:35
best entry btw
2018-12-14 02:14
#261
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Mongolia k0ng0 
Always when a player is dominating haters try to get to them in any way possible. Niko, device, s1mple and Coldzera each have had their period where they dominated, each one has equally been aqqused of this. It's just the way haters work, always has been always Will be.
2018-12-14 04:25
+1
2018-12-14 08:21
+1
2018-12-14 05:09
rofl
2018-12-14 00:05
When tf was he relevamt 2005 lmao says 2018
2018-12-13 23:32
no really, individually niko is much stronger than device. better aim. have a nice day, uglyfan.
2018-12-14 05:13
NiKo>dev1ce,s1mple
2018-12-14 11:17
#34
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Switzerland Schwandi 
ez for #1 in 2019
2018-12-13 23:27
#35
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
He's an actual goat, as in the animal (and not as in 'the greatest of all time')
2018-12-13 23:27
#82
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Netherlands gertwily 
most overrated player ever
2018-12-13 23:36
#84
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
Yes, toxic as well
2018-12-13 23:36
#88
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Netherlands gertwily 
he is not toxic just bad.because karrigan is useless
2018-12-13 23:37
#116
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Thats the most missused video from NiKo without context, NiKo want to call a strat but Jong was just whining No toxicity after that
2018-12-13 23:47
Ok, so calling out players for cheating is ok, without ANY evidence at all?
2018-12-13 23:51
#132
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
He didnt fucking say:"Lmao nibba u got walls on that ass ya cunt" He accused him of using the radar glitch, NiKo himself said on Twitter that he sometimes would use it aswell because of its efectivity and That CSGO DEV Should DO something about it And then Xyp9x replied that CSGO DEV Has to do something about it and SOmething else i dont renember because im too sleepy to go check
2018-12-13 23:53
Well, technically you're right. But... he's still putting Xyp9x in a bad spot.
2018-12-14 00:00
Also, There was an episode at an ELEAGUE event where Niko said he would pay for everyones' drinks. Later we he had to pay, he refused and said Richard Lewis had to pay. Seriously, wtf? Says a lot about a person tbh. He simply doesn't think before he talks.
2018-12-14 00:03
Hi guys im a snowflake fanboi who is bringing up stuff from 1 to 2 years ago
2018-12-14 00:24
#189
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Ireland Zircuit 
Hey everyone, I'm blinded by one story I know and I literally know nothing about what astralis get up to off camera but they have to all be angels cause they're the best. Zzzzzzzz
2018-12-14 00:34
+999 lol
2018-12-14 01:11
+1000 Rofl
2018-12-14 12:18
Doctor_Viktor dude it's super clear and easy to read from your comments that you are a hardcore Astralis fan and because of that you see Faze as your enemy :) Niko is a Faze player so you clearly think that he is your enemy also and because of that you started to hate him...for some stupid reasons...The guy above explained what happened...after they lost a round Niko wanted to call a strat cause at that time he was IGL for mouz....and chrisJ was crying about the lost round.So he just told him to stfu...and about the drinks...that's a kinda humor...and he payed..Richard Lewis can be a Journalist and can show himself as a good guy in media even he is a Jerk irl...cause who the fuck gonna write about him something?He's good with all the csgo journalists..I can't understand why is that hate on Niko!He's one of the most talented csgo players of all the time like S1mple,device,cold etc..btw all the best players receives some hates at their career cause there are so many jelaus people in the community...So bro just chill stop hating and think about the things before you write them somewhere :) or search for more information...don't judge from one youtube clip lol :) #richardlewismadeswagbanned
2018-12-14 01:13
#319
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
Niko stands no fucking chance in front of astralis. His individual game is shit, lacks patience, yells at teammates, high headed, brainless and irony now he is leading Faze lul
2018-12-14 08:01
Coming from an Astralis fan that is a -1 for sure
2018-12-14 08:24
#90
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
Seeing gl1ive's and xyp9x's heads I would rather say they have something with animals genetically.
2018-12-13 23:38
We are all animals, but not all are goats
2018-12-14 00:05
#163
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
Don't know about you astralis fans, but I clearly am not an animal lol
2018-12-14 00:07
Definition of 'animal' A living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.
2018-12-14 00:10
#232
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
Now find the definition of homo sapiens on wikipedia.
2018-12-14 02:01
#235
fl0m | 
Denmark GARD91 
Call it what you want, snowflake. You're a biological organism. Just one with a superiority complex.
2018-12-14 02:23
#236
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
But not an animal, gosh what is wrong with danish heads, seems it's not just an aesthetic thing.
2018-12-14 02:25
We're primates, therefore by definition an animal. We're even part of the Animalia kingdom. The only thing that seperates us, is our intelligence. But that doesn't change the fact that we're part of the animal kingdom.
2018-12-14 08:24
+1
2018-12-14 08:26
+1
2018-12-14 10:38
"In colloquial usage, as a consequence of anthropocentrism, the term animal is sometimes used nonscientifically to refer only to non-human animals." -Wikipedia
2018-12-14 11:00
"sometimes". You can call human what you want, but that doesn't change the fact that purely biologically we have the exact same principal as animals.
2018-12-14 11:28
The point I was making was that using this definition may not be scienfific, but it's not wrong as you can very well use it. And you know very well what was meant by the original comment.
2018-12-14 15:44
Yes, you can use it and there is some truth. But if we're talking biologi, we humans are basically a smart primate.
2018-12-14 15:51
And "nonscientifically"
2018-12-14 12:55
#500
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
So by this logic, a motorcycle is a car because it has an engine, tires(only 2 but still), transmission, brakes, steering etc. Doesn't matter how it's constructed, it's all the same, we can call it the same name.
2018-12-14 14:30
No, a motorcycle has to be two wheeled. While with animals, surtain traits vary alot. That's why a whale and a spider are both valued as animals. And why we are mammals, while a stork being a bird. What a lifeform does, is not what defines it. It's how it's built.
2018-12-14 15:49
#529
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
What the heck is surtain? And false, there are three-wheeled motorcycles aswell. But it isn't a car because of the main construction. Same with humans and animals, and with animals I was meaning it colloquial right from the begining, don't act like a smartass you are not. My last reply, bye.
2018-12-14 16:06
kk. google.com/search?q=motorcycle+definitio.. You are reffering to a motorized tricycle.
2018-12-14 16:42
You are one hell of a dense fucking retard, holy yikes, I can already tell you are a fucking autist irl.
2018-12-14 18:33
#555
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
Plus one bro.... Plus one...
2018-12-14 18:57
#558
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
I bet you wouldn't dare saying that to me in person, but whatever fakeflagging weebo.
2018-12-14 19:35
Sure thing retard, sure thing.
2018-12-14 21:25
+1 lol
2018-12-15 12:09
#241
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Hahaha I was thinking the same thing was about to write it then saw ur comment
2018-12-14 02:36
This article is about Homo sapiens as a biological species (its evolution and habitat). For a more general perspective on humanity, see Human. For other uses, see Homo sapiens (disambiguation). In taxonomy, Homo sapiens is the only extant human species. The name is Latin for "wise man" and was introduced in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus (who is himself also the type specimen). Pls show me where in the article it states that humans aren't animals, because I can't find it.
2018-12-14 08:25
So funny to watch how many people are afraid to be characterised as animals.
2018-12-14 12:54
Yeah, I can't see why people won't accept that they are animals. There is nothing wrong with it.
2018-12-14 13:17
#502
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
Also, I'm not into that darwinistic shit, was refering to non-scientific usage, so leave me with your google definitions.
2018-12-14 14:48
I aren't think that
2018-12-14 14:50
#508
NiKo | 
Europe 90ieskid 
It's actually hilarious how the darwinism fanbois think they are absolutely right in matter of understanding everything about world and creation, that's a crazy ass level of ignorance right there.
2018-12-14 15:07
no u
2018-12-15 12:58
+1 he gains my respect! (You seems to be a nice guy so I will just ignorate your name rsrs)
2018-12-13 23:35
#255
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2018-12-14 03:36
#98
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Finland pornokarhu 
+99
2018-12-13 23:41
Who is not tired of watching them winning every game!!!! That is why I like niko. Deos not scared to tell the truth irrespective of what is the outcome of the statement. Bad englishando, sorry users. But I think you can understand it
2018-12-14 02:47
"Not qualifying for that event was frustrating, and that is why we lacked some motivation to prepare for this event." That is why I don't like him and I hope he sees the irony in this statement while saying they want to kick Astralis off the throne. That is why Astralis is #1 and FaZe will never be.
2018-12-14 03:33
#254
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Brazil SecondKS 
Astralis fã spotted. Lul
2018-12-14 03:35
yeah I'm an Astralis fan, what's your point? If you had some basic intellect (which I'm pretty sure you don't have after reading #253), you'd see I explained why I'm a fan of them. I'm a fan of s1mple and many players but NiKo is one that is not willing to do whatever it takes. A motivational crisis because Astralis is winning everything is one of the worst excuses I've heard from anyone in the scene
2018-12-14 03:56
Atleast he told the truth what he thinks about Astralis. If other pro players start telling the same,their characters, I am sure that you will hate them also. Bad englishando, But I think you can understand it
2018-12-14 04:19
Spot on
2018-12-14 12:57
#253
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Brazil SecondKS 
+10000 the cs go 2019 turn bored because Always Astralis x liquid (or navi) and astralis destroyer liquid Always too
2018-12-14 03:34
3-0* in IEM Sidney
2018-12-14 06:29
Actually is boring seeing one team winning everything, worst when you hate this team. Hahaha sk 2017
2018-12-14 15:39
SK 2017 didnt win everything they got beaten plenty of times
2018-12-14 15:42
8 titles!! they didn't won more couz they don't needed haha they were dominant
2018-12-14 16:25
But Astralis won more of tournaments last 6 months
2018-12-14 18:17
#541
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Denmark Lil187 
He does CRY alot that Niko noob lol, Astralis level you will NEVER reach faze NEVER.
2018-12-14 17:28
B O S S
2018-12-13 23:25
#542
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Denmark Lil187 
Boss??? Lou mean cry baby
2018-12-14 17:28
cool
2018-12-13 23:25
#4
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Poland Bascik 
GOOD LUCK
2018-12-13 23:25
#5
steel | 
Poland Vojtman 
I dont think so
2018-12-13 23:26
i agree
2018-12-13 23:25
plus
2018-12-14 05:19
#7
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
ooof
2018-12-13 23:26
hahahahahh 0/8 not with this lineupxD
2018-12-13 23:26
maybe not but what are the odds this lineup will stay anyway? xdd
2018-12-13 23:47
#118
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
They already beat them once 2-0 With this lineup lmao
2018-12-13 23:48
and? But never in GrandFinal
2018-12-13 23:49
#123
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
They always got upset, if FaZe was in EPL = Astralis no Grand Slam Or even Fnatic = Astralis no grandslam But ofc its so easy to win events when your main rival is fucking Team Liquid LMAO
2018-12-13 23:50
#137
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
u talk about liquid as if faze was any better lol in fact, they are worse
2018-12-13 23:56
#140
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
FaZe/Fnatic>Liquid Chicago was a weird fluke 2nd/3rd map they didnt play as well as the 1st for some weird reason, idk why
2018-12-13 23:57
#142
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
yeah, right lol
2018-12-13 23:57
#144
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Yes
2018-12-13 23:58
#148
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
you're delusional
2018-12-13 23:59
So the reason this great team that is better than the 2nd from ESL 8, is that they where not good enough to even qualify??? get a grip
2018-12-14 00:35
#511
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
"What was the biggest reason why you think your team could not qualify for those two events?" "It is just online CS for us. We played very poorly and had like a 1-1 record against most of the teams. There were many times in which we came home and the same day we had to play online CS, and times in which we would have to play online games as soon as we arrived at events. The online season was terrible for us, the schedule was also messed up. No one cared about online CS because we had so many events going on."
2018-12-14 15:20
That makes sense. They just weren't good enough. So therefore they are better than Liquid?
2018-12-14 16:07
#574
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
+1
2018-12-14 21:08
#573
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
You do realize everyone had this hectic schedule as well right? It’s was not just faze, it’s just the other teams handled it better. Their mental strength fell short. Excuses are like assholes..... everyone has one and it sounds like your showing yours here and also making some for them. Faze is still a good team and on any given day can beat anyone, but they are in a heavy slump.. they admit it why can u not?
2018-12-14 21:07
Delusional
2018-12-14 00:57
#513
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
If you say so
2018-12-14 15:23
This is why no one likes Faze fans Also have you noticed that all those plastic faze fans disappeared?
2018-12-14 01:58
#510
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Sure
2018-12-14 15:18
#243
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Your crazy. They are nowhere even close to where liquid is right now. Liquid keep getting second place because that’s what they are. 2nd best in the world. This year is a strange year in csgo. For the first time in a long time you have 2 top teams. Both earning their spots and staying there. Faze needs loads of work. I’d bet they won’t get out of groups
2018-12-14 02:39
+1
2018-12-14 13:04
#509
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Sure well see next year I cant show it to you because they werent able to qualify for the seasons, so yeah you can keep thinking Liquid>FaZe
2018-12-14 15:22
#572
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
It’s not a thought it’s a fact. Not qualifying is just more proof. They are in a slump plain and simple. Right now liquid is twice the team faze is. Maybe during the player break they can fix a lot of their problems but we are talking in the here and now and for here and now liquid is just a better team. This isn’t trash talking it’s just a fact. Currently liquid >>faze. Hell faze’s guys would tell you the same thing. Maybe next year will be different maybe it won’t who knows. But if they played each other currently faze would get rekt and prob close to a 3 to 1 underdog. Facts don’t lie neither do stats or placements.
2018-12-14 21:04
Like Swole Patrol is better lul don't start on a team when you fan of a shittier team
2018-12-15 19:16
#614
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
What kind of logic is that? Are u mentally retarted?
2018-12-16 21:41
How come is fnatic in there?
2018-12-14 05:51
#512
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
Chicago
2018-12-14 15:21
Grandfinal? And what About IEM Sydney 2018?
2018-12-14 07:13
Irrelevant Astralis were still fresh with magisk Nowadays it wont happen
2018-12-14 08:07
And they choked it, after that event they were pretty composed
2018-12-14 08:29
But they won.What is irelevant About this?
2018-12-14 11:01
#487
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Slovakia Fortal 
He explained why it's irrelevant right after he said it was irrelevant. Can you not read?
2018-12-14 13:02
When did it happen ?
2018-12-14 14:16
May,2018
2018-12-14 17:31
And what month is it now ?
2018-12-14 18:12
December.And what have months with it?
2018-12-14 21:09
Its been 8 months That result is irrelevant
2018-12-14 21:10
Its not irrelevant that they won what are you talking About?
2018-12-14 22:12
#9
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
Ok choko
2018-12-13 23:26
glhf
2018-12-13 23:26
#11
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Turkey Aybars1 
ez
2018-12-13 23:26
That's the spirit brother!
2018-12-13 23:26
#14
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
Hahahahaha gl
2018-12-13 23:26
#15
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Europe Freeburger97 
Yea, it's very boring
2018-12-13 23:26
#256
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2018-12-14 03:37
#16
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Iraq unluko_maluko 
cant beat them so gotta accuse them - NiKo 2018
2018-12-13 23:27
+1 lul
2018-12-13 23:27
#37
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Netherlands melajr112 
they destroyed astralis on iem chicago lol, unfortunetly lost to lulquid
2018-12-13 23:27
Astralis were really bad in chicago And either way faze didnt win
2018-12-14 08:08
#586
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
ofc they beat them in non-important match, eventually they choked in play-offs, as usual
2018-12-15 09:32
#51
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World P0w3rwolF 
+1
2018-12-13 23:28
#91
NiKo | 
Bolivia Pachonx9z 
LOL...
2018-12-13 23:38
#271
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China crraygo 
+1 lul
2018-12-14 05:25
+1
2018-12-14 05:32
#316
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India akashp1997 
+1
2018-12-14 07:57
+1 HAHAAH
2018-12-14 12:27
#540
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
lyl
2018-12-14 17:11
nice
2018-12-13 23:27
#19
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United Kingdom tr4c 
ha ha n1
2018-12-13 23:27
#21
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
nice
2018-12-13 23:27
#22
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
WOAHH
2018-12-13 23:27
Why people are triggered?
2018-12-13 23:27
“it is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.” ― Daisaku Ikeda I know that u been talking about this comment section BUT¡
2018-12-13 23:42
#251
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Brazil Henriquecha 
+1
2018-12-14 03:31
gl with karrigan
2018-12-13 23:27
#25
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Switzerland Schwandi 
As is everyone else
2018-12-13 23:27
Niko about to get some nvidia settings
2018-12-13 23:27
#27
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Other k1ngKA1 
N1!
2018-12-13 23:27
LETS GO NIKOKO
2018-12-13 23:27
#29
FalleN | 
Albania Nandeed 
LETS GO MAD MAN
2018-12-13 23:27
#31
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
only if Niko + S1mple
2018-12-13 23:27
LMAO THAT'S THE SPIRIT
2018-12-13 23:27
"Biggest goal for 2019 is to knock Astralis off the top; tired of watching them win everything so I'll need to gather more evidence"
2018-12-13 23:27
+1 haha 😂
2018-12-14 01:00
#38
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Brazil Nickzim 
FaZe on late 2017: "Biggest goal for 2018 is to beat SK" FaZe on late 2018: "Biggest goal for 2019 is to beat Astralis" lol
2018-12-13 23:27
#65
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Switzerland Schwandi 
He hit his goal in 2018
2018-12-13 23:31
#74
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Brazil Nickzim 
Yeah, and now is trying to beat Astralis. I feel sorry for FaZe, such talent players and can't reach the top.
2018-12-13 23:34
#85
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Poland ToxoFox 
They were top for like 8 months my dude xddd
2018-12-13 23:37
They won't feel happy until they win a major
2018-12-13 23:43
#120
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Belgium 69Savage 
Time at peak: 15 weeks Idk Not even a major
2018-12-13 23:50
#170
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Brazil Nickzim 
8 months? Source: my ass
2018-12-14 00:11
#246
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Why feel sorry? Of course everyone wants to win but why feel bad when a team usually places decent and has the skill to beat anyone on any given day. Sounds like a team I’d be proud to be on honestly.
2018-12-14 02:49
#266
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Brazil Nickzim 
Do you think they assembled that line up to "usually place decent"? Ask anyone from FaZe if they are proud with their performance this year and the past one.
2018-12-14 05:09
#274
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Like I said everyone wants to win. But when your on any team you just want to know on any given day you can beat who ever. Every player just wants that solid chance. This is what I mean
2018-12-14 05:47
Kind of. MiBR is at better rank than FaZe now.
2018-12-14 01:15
He already tried to do but failed
2018-12-13 23:27
GL with that... you gonna need it, badly (._.'')
2018-12-13 23:27
Hi malala
2018-12-14 01:34
Im not malala wtf (o_o)
2018-12-14 01:39
nt malala
2018-12-14 01:40
Big shots fired! in before Fallen comes up with excuses saying they were just saving strats for 2019. Have a less depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-12-13 23:28
#43
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Finland no_man 
nice power fantasies
2018-12-13 23:28
#46
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Ukraine gungrave 
astralis? mb start with top3 for now? :D
2018-12-13 23:28
They already beat Astralis last time they played against them
2018-12-14 09:23
#538
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Ukraine gungrave 
navi beat them 1 time too so what?
2018-12-14 16:57
#47
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India pranjalrmcf7 
Sad reaxx for niko
2018-12-13 23:28
#48
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United States Toxsick11 
Astralis CS boring, give it your all Faze!
2018-12-13 23:28
#49
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Denmark oskarsports 
"Biggest goal for 2019 is to knock Astralis off the top; tired of watching them win everything so I'll need to gather more evidence"
2018-12-13 23:28
Hahahah
2018-12-14 01:16
Someone had to say it
2018-12-13 23:28
If he really puts in the same effort as s1mple I am shure he can even surpass him because his potential immense. The only thing which holds him back is his work attitude.
2018-12-13 23:29
#69
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
*in my opinion
2018-12-13 23:33
#141
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Portugal queniese 
ye, he is "sacrificing" a little bit but FAZE's biggest win condition is niko dropping 30 bombs so i think he should focus on himself
2018-12-13 23:57
I think NiKo is the most skilled in FaZe. The others are dragging him down af
2018-12-14 01:17
#53
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Europe trey_ 
let's gethiss
2018-12-13 23:28
Mibr NiKo confirmed
2018-12-13 23:28
If he learn Portuguese...
2018-12-14 01:17
Cool
2019-01-01 21:53
cool story NiKo lol, only if -karrigan + someone decent
2018-12-13 23:28
Karrigan is actually really important for FaZe
2018-12-14 00:04
important for what ? throwing rounds? Its same as s1mple IGLeading in NaVi and keep Zeus in roster lol
2018-12-14 00:07
+1
2018-12-14 01:17
You probably haven't listened to what his teammates says about him
2018-12-14 07:44
#57
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Europe R2D2s 
les go bitches !
2018-12-13 23:29
Such a bald statement. SAVAGE
2018-12-13 23:29
I actually think it was rather hairy.
2018-12-14 12:42
#59
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Czech Republic ShadyEe 
lmao faze is ass rn, idk what he wants to do with this lineup
2018-12-13 23:30
#60
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Lithuania andy_ 
MAD CAUSE BAD LULW
2018-12-13 23:30
with karribot yeah
2018-12-13 23:30
#64
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
nice
2018-12-13 23:30
I think if the all get on form.at the same.time they will be number1 again
2018-12-13 23:31
Lmao
2018-12-13 23:33
whats the problem, just win maps against them ez
2018-12-13 23:33
kick karrigan then myb
2018-12-13 23:34
#73
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United States jaeger_steam 
"Looking forward to vacation" ...the last month wasnt enough already? That seems to be the biggest problem in faze, they seem to just want to ride off their names and histories, and their two good tournies last year, instead of put the work in to actually contend for first. I know he acknowledged that is what they need to work on for next year, but what about the last 8 months. Then says he is tired of seeing astralis at the top, yet they dont even prepare for the last tournament of the year, even with that month off... even if they were just tilted, not exactly top1 material...
2018-12-13 23:35
i agree , they just take money and enjoy their time, no1 puts real time like astralis do.
2018-12-13 23:43
That is why astralis are the best, they are top 1 and still want more, they work so hard for it and it payed off This is why I always had a lot of respect for SK, they came out of nowhere and were at the top for so long due to their hard work Faze might have a talented lineup but so what?they are lazy and their strat is hoping they play well
2018-12-14 08:37
why do you think most of faze clan members are fatties? Look at Rain, what happened to him?? about to compete with guardian soon LOL
2018-12-14 11:56
SAME
2018-12-13 23:35
LETS FUCKING GO. now kick karrigan
2018-12-13 23:35
Ok buddy
2018-12-13 23:35
t was super frustrating, it was so bad, especially because we were not at the event [ESL Pro League S8 Finals] to try to stop them. That was the most frustrating thing, we were just watching from home. Not being there was super tilting. We knew we were supposed to be the team winning the Grand Slam, but we f*cked up many finals. They fully deserved it, but it was just our fault that we did not win it before, I would say.
2018-12-13 23:35
+111111
2018-12-13 23:36
#83
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Brazil pickous 
that's the spirit
2018-12-13 23:36
#86
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Spain lulaa 
agree lmao
2018-12-13 23:37
Gurdians suka blyat:on Karrigans funny hat: on Rains glases: on Olofmaister mode: on Nikos "Astralis hacking" : on Faze owners get hype Csgo FaZe: nr1 team of 2019 Dont juge. I litteraly dont know what i wrote.
2018-12-13 23:39
But not saying thats false
2018-12-13 23:40
Then just bring xizt and friberg
2018-12-13 23:39
#94
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United States Err0h 
Us first bitch. LETS GO LIQUID
2018-12-13 23:39
#295
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
*second
2018-12-14 06:53
#506
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United States Err0h 
shit. u rite. :'(
2018-12-14 15:02
#523
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
Now Brazil is trying to destroy the most talented cs go roster and the biggest threat is the potential departure of zews from liquid.
2018-12-14 15:48
SALTY LMAO
2018-12-13 23:40
#296
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
+1 Niko is having so much aggression towards astralis. Astralis vs faze gonna be fun. :D
2018-12-14 06:55
and the funny thing is he's gonna cry even more when he gets beaten again...
2018-12-14 09:14
who to kick to reach that goal?
2018-12-13 23:41
being 2 rounds away from wining a major and the grand slam is one of the most heartbreaking things we'll see what happens with karrigan but I think he still has a spot on the team unless they make a HUGE gamble with a big name There are no good support player or igl free agents rn
2018-12-13 23:42
#108
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
you underestimate how much cod and youtube money faze has
2018-12-13 23:43
yeah but going through the list its tough to see who they would buy NiKo is by far the best in his role Guardian is undeniably the best awper besides s1mple and device, and they play a more flexible role rain has been a pretty shit entry lately and dupreeh/fer/elige/sunNy are all probably better right now, but they probably can't get bought olofmeister is pretty expendable right now too, but once again probably nobody better has a reasonable buyout Karrigan is by far the best loose IGL, so either they would change styles or replace him with a support player. TACO might be an upgrade there but hes spoken for. chrisJ is good but he also has a pretty weird role in mous that he couldnt play in faze Even if they did want to throw money at a buyout, they probably can't do a 1 to 1 role swap for anyone but rain or maybe olof. This team would need to be totally overhauled
2018-12-13 23:54
#135
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
they have an undeniable issue with the core gamestyle they are playing, even with insanely good players they cant win even though they should be at least able to be top 2 sometimes it doesnt matter if the on paper change is worse or the same, sometimes a change like this can have a positive effect regardless of any of those factors you mentioned
2018-12-13 23:56
Exactly but it is a gamble so even if they have money to burn, I can't see them doing another move even close to the scale of +guardian, +olof
2018-12-13 23:57
#147
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Portugal queniese 
when they are comfortable ( match-points) they have the tendency to fail the basics of cs
2018-12-13 23:59
They had 4 major points.... 19/20 times FaZe are the major champions but now they just threw it, worst moment in CS history for me watching Clown9 take it
2018-12-13 23:46
#101
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Brazil Kelmec 
OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 23:42
haHAA
2018-12-13 23:43
#106
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
pls astralis fans are so annoying, astralis being #1 makes them even worse
2018-12-13 23:43
#322
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India akashp1997 
Why are you saying that all Astralis fans are annoying?
2018-12-14 08:07
#545
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
because they are? astralis fans are either crying 10 year old danes (who no one likes) or faggots from another country who only support them because theyre number 1 right now
2018-12-14 17:36
#553
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India akashp1997 
Nice UK logic you twat! I have been supporting Astralis since their Dignitas time.
2018-12-14 18:44
#554
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
who uses exclamation marks other than actual retards?
2018-12-14 18:47
#556
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India akashp1997 
Is that the only thing that you could bring for a comeback with me?
2018-12-14 18:57
#557
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
just something that stuck out to me, other than the fact that ur mentally retarded
2018-12-14 19:11
nt. There are other things that are stuck into you. IYKWIM. find a comeback then try
2018-12-15 19:18
#608
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
whats this, 3rd world savage attempting to find gays and stone them? expected
2018-12-15 19:23
#107
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United States MATT_HARDY 
SUCH A EDGELORD YIKES
2018-12-13 23:43
Goat NiKo, you can tell how frustrated he is, watching the Astralis clowns take home easy titles. With a new fresh FaZe lineup next year Astralis are going down
2018-12-13 23:45
#128
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Belgium 69Savage 
Gonna require extreme dedication.
2018-12-13 23:52
Yeah for sure
2018-12-14 12:30
and suddenly you woke up and your legs were uncovered from the blanket...
2018-12-14 00:04
Teams usually stay on top for max one year, Astralis wont last forever
2018-12-14 12:30
#482
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Denmark Duckter007 
Of course they won’t, but so far they have broken all records for being #1 the longest time
2018-12-14 12:56
ASTRALIS TOP 1
2018-12-14 13:36
#546
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
idk if thats even true the records dont go far enough for nip and fnatic changed their roster so im not sure how long they were #1
2018-12-14 17:40
#548
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Denmark Duckter007 
For nip you cant know if they would have the record so I’m not just gonna assume something. And for fnatic you can just go back and look at the rankings back then
2018-12-14 17:58
#551
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United Kingdom alcaz4r 
ok i just went back and counted, fnatic only has 23 weeks in the top 1 spot, but the list started near the end of 2015 so i'd have to assume it should be way higher, again the list is before a massive portion of the time they were #1
2018-12-14 18:19
#564
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Denmark Duckter007 
But were there even a list back then? If not it’s only guesses right
2018-12-14 20:19
-karrigan +flusha and you might have a real chance
2018-12-13 23:45
Just fix the damn broken mentality AKA chokability. The team is rich enough for a sport psychologist. Astralis not only values preparation but hey also value a good mental fortitude. If you are gonna copy Astralis in order to succeed, at least copy everything.
2018-12-13 23:45
Niko: *cry* but we have no motivation *cry*
2018-12-13 23:51
classic serbian mentality, always been jelaous of the best show some respect atleast
2018-12-13 23:46
Xdddddd +5
2018-12-14 08:40
Niko tired.
2018-12-13 23:47
#121
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
meh, you wont, Respect Astralis.
2018-12-13 23:50
"Lacking motivation" ... but you're getting paid right?
2018-12-13 23:50
#192
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Faroe Islands rationale 
Yeah, something like $25K a month.
2018-12-14 00:36
Motivation must be so hard, poor niko
2018-12-14 03:53
#124
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France Marvelus 
bring zywoo instead and luliggan and ez win
2018-12-13 23:51
LOL RESPECT ASTRALIS. BTW, S1MPLE = 0 MAJOR. DEV1CE UPCOMING 3RD MAJOR
2018-12-13 23:52
niko s1mple zywoo sunny +1 more will make this possible
2018-12-13 23:52
#239
fl0m | 
Denmark GARD91 
Sunny???
2018-12-14 02:33
Basically he is saying karrigan is gone from the team in 2019, wonder who they will bring in?
2018-12-13 23:53
If they do not get a new IGL, they are done. Niko is not a good IGL and will never be. He tilts way too fast for a leader, he tilts over his teammates, so he doesnt lead them with confidence anymore and then centers the game all arround himself. I see the team poaching ChrisJ to be honest, but I hope they will find another way of succes.
2018-12-13 23:59
#131
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Turkey Piete 
i arent think that
2018-12-13 23:53
nice thoughts, but I think Mibr is the team that will dethrone astralis. sorry niko best of luck :p
2018-12-13 23:55
as they did with two pug superstars and one analystcoachfailure now FaileN realize the mistakes he did with reroll the old roster+zeus, just to make happy the fanbase, its all about business ps. you cannot copy the history
2018-12-14 01:31
im not living in the past like you, sorry
2018-12-14 01:36
don't try to argue, dude, you have no arguments and your IQ capacity blinks from each your comment
2018-12-14 02:20
fk yeah
2018-12-13 23:56
#138
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Turkey nt_forsaken 
good luck with that lul
2018-12-13 23:56
#139
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France kennySsSsS 
nah, mibr will do this
2018-12-13 23:57
#146
Vegi | 
Poland Ala01 
Yeah do that
2018-12-13 23:59
#150
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Brazil TEUS1 
just commit not living
2018-12-14 00:00
Yeah good luck mate
2018-12-14 00:01
niko big mouth always talk talk talk ingame he silver elite bot tony :) maybe niko kill chicken on inferno hehe maybe he hit that
2018-12-14 00:03
#156
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
GLAIVE USING WH. JUST TELL TO ADMINS TO CHECK HIS COMPUTER BEFORE AND AFTER MATCHES
2018-12-14 00:04
They already do, they even screen them with metal detectors before they are allowed to go to the computers
2018-12-14 00:23
Just do it, love you niko.
2018-12-14 00:05
#162
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
LUL
2018-12-14 00:07
"cannot say anything" FINALLY they going to -karrigan! Took their sweet time to do the obvious..
2018-12-14 00:07
-karrigan +who?
2018-12-14 00:15
they need a blockbuster to put them over the top
2018-12-14 00:17
can't see a good igl that can take karrigans spot tho
2018-12-14 00:18
i was thinking s1mple, if they can't get him at least someone like sunny
2018-12-14 00:20
#325
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India akashp1997 
5 faggers, really? They need a support player in that lineup, and neither S1mple nor Sunny is support
2018-12-14 08:12
they need igl bro, they cant let niko igl even if hes the best out of them. he needs to be the main star
2018-12-14 08:34
My guess, cromen
2018-12-14 00:38
#165
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Germany unsalted 
maybe dont choke like every other time then.
2018-12-14 00:07
"There has been a lot of talk about karrigan's spot on the team. What is the team's situation at the moment? I cannot say anything right now, I just want to play this event as we have every event this year. We will see what is going to happen after that, I cannot say anything" Translation: Karrigone.
2018-12-14 00:13
lol hes actually like me
2018-12-14 00:15
#173
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Brazil Vitor_IS 
fallen already said it, in 2019 he'll jantar dinamarques 8)
2018-12-14 00:15
CHOKO SO TILTED WATCHING THE GOATS WIN THAT GRAND SLAM AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAZAX
2018-12-14 00:16
#178
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Canada thelegend27 
rip karrigan though at least he got his masters in whichever field of study
2018-12-14 00:19
#179
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Denmark GUNzales 
Niko is a great player and faze a fantastic team. But i dont think they'll beat astralis. They are a perfect match atm. But i hope liquid will shine in 2019. They deserve it. And astralis dominance is getting boring.
2018-12-14 00:19
If they do -taco +stew I don't see it happening unfortunately
2018-12-14 06:47
toxic choker
2018-12-14 00:20
nice chokeclan butoh sembang hahah
2018-12-14 00:31
#188
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Russia NOD777 
Salty choko. Accuse they are cheaters again xD
2018-12-14 00:34
Want him to win but really hard ... They almost never really won against Astralis recently
2018-12-14 00:34
What a men, direct, actitude, honest and transparent. Great speech Niko
2018-12-14 00:38
How about childish, whining and arrogant af? Even sacks Karrigan publically. He could have said so many other things
2018-12-14 07:58
#195
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Portugal Pfar 
I hope you start knock them this weekend at my country. Pleased to have you here NiKo. Good luck!
2018-12-14 00:44
kick karrigan and rain.yes you have some luck now ;)
2018-12-14 00:45
#197
flusha | 
Poland MBT_yt 
Poor NiKo, he will become very tired by the end of 2019. He might be sick of it. Very poor NiKo
2018-12-14 00:49
Triggered
2018-12-14 00:50
niko noob
2018-12-14 00:55
#201
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Finland JAarnio 
NAME A MORE ICONIC DUO FAZE FALLING OUT IN GROUPS
2018-12-14 00:57
#245
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United States vaccineCS 
faze and losing finals xaxaxaxaxax oh wait....
2018-12-14 02:49
>Falling out in groups ??? I would assume choking in finals a thing but not sure about the going out in groups
2018-12-14 04:35
I like the mentality, go faze !!
2018-12-14 01:04
+1 LETSSS GO
2018-12-14 01:06
Camon NiKo lets fuck this astralis b1tch out of the top !
2018-12-14 01:13
#215
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Russia evg1804 
U know, Niko, your Beggest Goal fir 2019 is do not drink everyday
2018-12-14 01:20
#226
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Sweden j9mply 
Thats something I thought I'd never see a russian suggest.
2018-12-14 01:46
#216
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Niko kick karrigan and get multiple kills in smoke every game and u can beat Astralis
2018-12-14 01:21
#217
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India a_n_a_n_d 
lets go....
2018-12-14 01:21
lmao
2018-12-14 01:32
#222
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Brazil Gunzel 
lol
2018-12-14 01:36
Dont play alone then nibba
2018-12-14 01:45
#227
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Europe Vallon2 
This guy is the saltiest little twat in the scene. Always tilts in game, tried to ruin Astralis' players career with false bullshit and is now crying only they win, lmaoo Choko.
2018-12-14 01:47
Dont forget tweeting after every clutch from astralis “hey csgo dev did u see that??”😱😂😂😂😂😂
2018-12-14 08:35
#372
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Brazil Cold_beast 
+1
2018-12-14 09:48
Our hero
2018-12-14 01:52
No way... FaZe dead team... Maybe if they get Zywoo
2018-12-14 01:53
#231
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United States johnjay 
HAHAHAHA Niko what were you thinking.
2018-12-14 02:00
but how to knock off? astralis has zonic as their coach, somehow I can treat astralis as mtw using the best tactic
2018-12-14 02:32
#247
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Sweden MapleOakYew 
Omg what a cry baby... Cry about not being the best then says we did not prepare. So freakin' hilarious. Cry some more.
2018-12-14 02:53
#373
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Brazil Cold_beast 
+1
2018-12-14 09:48
#248
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United States Envsion 
N I K O S T I L T E D
2018-12-14 02:56
not a chance for faze but maybe mibr can do it
2018-12-14 04:17
#263
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Malta TravisSSG08 
and next year niko join astralis replace magisk if you can defeat them join them, EZ katka
2018-12-14 04:51
Never going to happen, why would you want this arrogant retard in your team? Also if they ever need a replacement there's Valde.
2018-12-14 13:08
#264
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Australia _Se7en 
Astralis also let them win ESL belo horizonte by not going there so stop crying niko
2018-12-14 05:08
asstralis borrring
2018-12-14 05:18
no words are required. everyone understands that astralis live the last days in the top1. nothing is eternal. the era of CLANFONTAN is incoming.
2018-12-14 05:23
Astralis will stay on top until the other teams start acting more professionally, take physical health seriously and do better prep. So far this is not the case.
2018-12-14 09:51
imgur.com/bMnVjZw In my opinion, Astralis is a team of emotional kids with late physical development that uses psychologists and other nonsense. if u don't understand ... then it's like being a whiner and a mom's son in life to be the best in game. from my pov it looks funny personally for many, including me, s1mple is individually the best player in the world. I'm not a fan of navi and not a fan of s1mple but it's true. but anyway the top1 will most likely be taken by the device obviviously cuz astralis is stronget than navi & etc but not stronger than s1mple.
2018-12-14 11:16
#273
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Spain eIskio 
Nice, NiKo top 1
2018-12-14 05:35
Everybody is tired of this tbh (except danish fans probably). And it's not even about Astralis. I want to see some good CS and competition, but other teams are just bad and can't put a good fight (fnatic was close though).
2018-12-14 05:57
Yep bro. Fucking bored watching Astralis beating crap out of liquid in Finals. Faze seems only hope now. MIBR getting new changes so they need time again [rumors] Navi isn't performing well now. I hope Faze have good 2019
2018-12-14 06:17
#360
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Finland Alko^ 
FaZe is the only team that can beat Astralis in bo5
2018-12-14 09:30
Problem is that the other teams STILL are not taking the game seriously enough. They need physical exercise schedules, planning meals and sleep, and they need to do more tactical prep. Astralis is still by a landslide the most professional team in CSGO and as long as this is the case, they will be on top.
2018-12-14 09:49
#491
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Croatia Jack Russell 
physical exercise schedules Lol
2018-12-14 13:10
What’s funny about that? It’s scientifically proven that there is a strong connection between being in shape and being able to concentrate for longer periods of time.
2018-12-14 16:14
#593
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Croatia Jack Russell 
I know man, but that's 789th on the list of Faze's problems atm, no amount of physical fitness can fix them. First of all they need more team pracc, tactical planning and maybe change one of the players. Look at Niko, saying they didn't even practice for Blast, and a few lines below saying he wants to knock off Astralis. Bad mentality
2018-12-15 13:34
didnt say that fitness alone can save them. said that they need to change their entire attitude and culture. and one of those things include physical exercise. they should not look short term to fix their issues, they should make a long term strategy to become a more professional org (including better tac prep) and WORK to achieve that over time
2018-12-15 15:08
#279
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Sounds weird. >we want to become better but instead of using this free time for preparation we are waiting 2019 to start Its like "i will study better but only from next monday"
2018-12-14 06:14
I have to lose at least 40 kg. Im gonna do it! *eating chocolate* ... next year!
2018-12-14 06:41
#375
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Brazil Cold_beast 
I think this means there is some roster changes inc
2018-12-14 09:50
#377
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Brazil Cold_beast 
Or else they would have started their preparation in this little gap they had (No ECS no EPL)
2018-12-14 09:51
I have no recept for niko, just ha flamer.
2018-12-14 06:16
#282
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China Winner_Z 
Fighting bro!
2018-12-14 06:18
#283
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
is there a fancy term for day dreaming
2018-12-14 06:22
oneirism
2018-12-14 06:37
#301
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
exactly
2018-12-14 07:17
epic!
2018-12-14 06:28
#285
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
If faze had won the grand slam, it would have been with events where astralis choose not to go. Astralis' win was more hard fought if you ask me.
2018-12-14 06:28
#304
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
Flair checks out
2018-12-14 07:26
#467
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North America Techno_Lover 
Go back to reddit.
2018-12-14 12:01
#287
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United States mineturte 
God niko, fuck smokestralis
2018-12-14 06:36
Lol never seen a man cry so much... makes u wonder is he even a man "*crying* the schedule.... *crying* online cs... *crying* to be back on top"
2018-12-14 06:39
Triggered?
2018-12-14 06:51
#297
Xyp9x | 
Other Zyncc 
lmao so true. Crying on other people winning tournaments :D Salty Niko
2018-12-14 06:56
Seriously dont know another player cryin so hard :DD
2018-12-14 08:33
#291
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United States stephcurry30 
knock c9 first
2018-12-14 06:45
Lets go
2018-12-14 06:51
niko is always jealous of astralis OMEGALUL....its astralis era dude..
2018-12-14 07:03
#300
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Poland Werous 
I believe you can knock Astralis out.! Ofcourse they are a super team but its boring to wach them winning all the time
2018-12-14 07:13
#303
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Ahaha, veri fanni
2018-12-14 07:19
lmao
2018-12-14 07:31
+1
2018-12-14 07:36
#308
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Hong Kong MCPXiaoBai 
Don't dissapoint us plz.
2018-12-14 07:42
then dont choke in finals
2018-12-14 07:48
#361
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Finland Alko^ 
tell me last final he choked. he choked 1 final this year in 2 first maps(major) and other finals he was carrying
2018-12-14 09:32
who?
2018-12-14 07:51
#313
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Really hope NiKo brings the fire back in 2019 because this year was so boring. A little more variety at the top would be a welcome change.
2018-12-14 07:52
zywoo > niko
2018-12-14 07:54
#324
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Estonia publiccer 
biggest joke
2018-12-14 08:08
S1mple may be the hero we want (to take down Astralis) but NiKo is the hero we need! FaZe, we believe in you
2018-12-14 08:17
#328
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Taiwan zhcwhite 
niko always talks big
2018-12-14 08:18
Amen ^^
2018-12-14 08:32
#329
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
faze c9, boston major. still laughing my ass off, never forget.
2018-12-14 08:20
#363
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Finland Alko^ 
>Astralis >Boston major playoffs still laughing my as off, never forget
2018-12-14 09:33
Actually think the fact about astralis will be much easier to forget than faze’s massive choke. That’ll be remembered for a loooong time
2018-12-14 09:44
#380
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Finland Alko^ 
Norway cs, dont even talk noscener
2018-12-14 10:10
You think that I’m from Norway just because of a little jpeg? Ps. Your statement is highly hypocritical
2018-12-14 10:12
#515
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Norway daniel98 
Then remove your flag, fakeflagger
2018-12-14 15:29
I didnt say I’m not Norwegian...
2018-12-14 16:13
It's very loud statement NiKo, it's needed to be demonstrated. It's not enough to shoot like a god.
2018-12-14 08:26
Niko...always big mouth 😂😂😂 These men actually work hard and win the grand slam, unlike you talk like women... see how funny it is he says nothing about karigan :D it means bibuyy soon😘
2018-12-14 08:31
As much i as i love Faze, Niko seems always delusionnal. I get it, he's tilted because his team couldn't get to ESL Pro League or ECS. Instead of working hard and get better preperation for the next tournament, he just comes with excuses "nah we were crying and were frustating so we didn't practice at all but it doesn't matter we will win Astralis EZ, i'm tired of watching them winning" Preparation is why Astralis wins everything RN so if Faze wants to compete at their level, they better work hard especially Niko 'cause he's the IGL.
2018-12-14 08:47
*TILTED*.. Astralis will be best in 2k19 too:-) so Niko will cry in 2k19 again am i right? Thats cool, I love watchin him crying :D MENS NEVER CRY! Fakin girl does he has pussy or what
2018-12-14 09:07
#516
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Norway daniel98 
"Fakin girl does he has pussy or what" - Jakozejsemtop Will put this on my wall
2018-12-14 15:30
These esports manchilds... “that is why we lacked some motivation to prepare for this event. “ You earn thousands of dollars every month. You think the normal working man can say that ooh sry boss i didnt had any motivation to prepere. And even ig you dont prepere how can you say it like that witout getting shit from the organisation. Its like a normal thing in esports.
2018-12-14 09:10
+1 I genuinely have a hard time believing that some pros could even handle a job at Mcdonalds with the way they act. MSL would make so many excuses to why the ice cream machine is broken.
2018-12-14 09:48
#456
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North America Techno_Lover 
+1
2018-12-14 11:59
cocky ChoKo
2018-12-14 09:20
NiKo could do with some good old modesty. He talks like FaZe were supposed to win the grand slam and he blames their failures on bad luck. The reason they are not contenders is because they are nowhere near as professional an org as astralis who take their health and planning very seriously. Faze needs to step up on their preparations (mental, physical, tactical) before they will have a shot at taking astralis off the throne.
2018-12-14 09:40
Where did he blame the failures on bad luck? He said it's their fault
2018-12-14 10:54
#437
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Czech Republic C9in2015 
+2
2018-12-14 11:57
+1 You're a wise man.
2018-12-14 16:35
Best player
2018-12-14 09:42
PREACH!
2018-12-14 09:43
Sounds like Karrigan is getting the boot. Looking forward to 2019, feels like both FaZe and MIBR can get competitive again if they tweak their rosters.
2018-12-14 09:47
>We have been practicing, but not actually putting in time into fixing a lot of stuff Lol, how can the org be okay with this?
2018-12-14 09:56
Because they will kick Karrigan and dont want to practise with him
2018-12-14 10:24
nt ChoKo XDD
2018-12-14 10:13
There has been a lot of talk about karrigan's spot on the team. What is the team's situation at the moment? As I said, not qualifying for these two events was very disappointing for us, and we did not have a lot of preparation for BLAST. I cannot say anything right now, I just want to play this event as we have every event this year. We will see what is going to happen after that, I cannot say anything. Haha, RIP Karrigan
2018-12-14 10:18
#385
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Turkey Lorra1n 
if s1mple join faze , astralis era will be over
2018-12-14 10:23
#387
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
ahahahahahah niko cry classic
2018-12-14 10:33
#397
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Denmark pistolen 
They have such a bad work ethic or they would've been number 1 for 2018. Lazy mofos not even preparing to the last event in 2018 after such a bad year.
2018-12-14 11:01
Good to hear he wants to win, but the roster needs a change of personnel to make significant enough improvements
2018-12-14 11:22
If you wanna defeat astralis u better convince pretty much all of your teammates to work harder. Guardian WAY under his previous levels, olof and rain so-so. And bottigan is just bottigan. If hes not calling hes got no place in team like faze.
2018-12-14 11:36
Hahhahahaha he is tilted af
2018-12-14 11:46
#434
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North America Techno_Lover 
"tired of watching them win everything" Sounds like a massive load of jelly.
2018-12-14 11:56
#469
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Denmark Xipingu 
Well he does admit to the fault lying in FaZe. That’s a start. I am sure FaZe will return in 2019 as a beast ready to take #1. I will say however that the motivation for them for a long time has been quite a... Well, a letdown.
2018-12-14 12:24
NIKO: "BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO MOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP; TIRED OF DOING 2 FACES ON STAGE EVERY GAME"
2018-12-14 12:30
NiKo and GuardiaN shall rise again and overthrow Astralis. #FAZeUp
2018-12-14 12:31
thats what i want to hear
2018-12-14 12:55
BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2019 IS TO KNOCK ASTRALIS OFF THE TOP I would think there are many teams who want the same, not a news, I also think the organization has said ,,, NIKO next year, do not blame other teams to cheat just because your team can not can beat others teams,,,,they are better than you hahhahah
2018-12-14 12:57
#490
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Bulgaria dreadbg 
hope they win , FaZe UP
2018-12-14 13:08
if you wanna beat astralis go back to mouz, faze is dead
2018-12-14 13:10
#495
NiKo | 
Dominican Republic yolinho 
*knock* *knock* - who's there? - JW - JW, who? - JW fuck you
2018-12-14 13:24
#496
tabseN | 
Germany NatsuS 
GL then. Hope also someone beat astralis in a finale where Astralis strong believe they are the best :D
2018-12-14 13:28
mad cuz bad Niko hahahaha u are just jealous because ur team is 2 bad to win anything hahaha
2018-12-14 14:13
#504
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Respect Niko, this needs to be said. Good luck, work hard, and let's dethrone Astralis
2018-12-14 14:52
#505
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Denmark Duckter007 
Respect? Lol. Saying he wants to dethrone astralis but won’t even prepare for events LUL
2018-12-14 15:00
EZ4FAZE
2018-12-14 15:04
-Karrigan+ S1mple)))) NaVi+ Zywoo)))
2018-12-14 15:27
Tired of seeing astralis see thru smokes
2018-12-14 15:47
#526
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
Exactly, its boring while seeing Astralis wining everything
2018-12-14 15:52
Expected from a jalous kid if u think that u can beat or stop astralis u just dream because ast they work hard it s not just a chance to win like this but u and ur team of shit u just love to show up and finally like every time u choke and lose so Dont play with papa and go sleep
2018-12-14 15:57
Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0 Device 2 majors Niko 0
2018-12-14 16:28
DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES DEVICE GETS CARRIED NIKO CARRIES
2018-12-14 16:59
Riiiiiiiiight
2018-12-14 17:29
WHO ???
2018-12-14 19:39
-karrigan + s1mple cya astralis
2018-12-14 17:54
#560
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Bosnia and Herzegovina maraculjko 
THE BEST NIKO
2018-12-14 19:48
#562
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Kazakhstan daribayevm 
me fuckin too, Kovac, doesnt matter who or what, but end this Danish era
2018-12-14 19:57
Yes, I´m tired for Astralis win everything >:v
2018-12-14 20:08
#565
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Netherlands Whatafz 
HaHa NIKO keep on dreaming.
2018-12-14 20:39
this thing will become a meme sooner or later (._.')
2018-12-14 20:51
gg choko who are you gonna call cheater this time?
2018-12-14 20:53
lol
2018-12-14 20:53
#569
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Georgia 66ENDURANCE 
gg niko ex dee
2018-12-14 20:54
Lol
2018-12-14 20:58
nt nt
2018-12-14 20:58
ok :Dddddddddddddddddd
2018-12-14 21:09
#578
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France Ghoul98 
ASTRALIS ROLL OVER FAZE IN BLAST PRO SERIES OPENER
2018-12-14 21:10
"biggest goal for 2019" you fucking autistic monkeys
2018-12-14 22:20
Xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd He is Idiott or...? Idiott? XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD omg niko is so stupid LUL
2018-12-14 23:16
and im tired of FaZe whining all the time about natural shit: Astralis is supposed to be the best, Tyloo or sth is supposed to be the worst in the top tier CS scene and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
2018-12-15 08:55
#588
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Denmark Holymoomoo 
TyLoo #1 AUSTRALIS LUL
2018-12-15 11:36
team checks out
2018-12-15 15:21
*loses to c9*
2018-12-15 09:00
I'm just happy cs is not dead
2018-12-15 12:44
#591
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Sweden green_god 
get used to it Niko. acceptance is easier on the soul
2018-12-15 12:56
He has a BIG BIG problem with himself, he accuses Astralis of cheating, then he say sorry to Gla1ve, what a CLOWN, and then says he is tired to see them win and win over them, then they get the fuss in the next 2 MAP...run over....., he takes a lot of time to swine Astralis, and say he's tired, look at yourself Niko, look at your game look the way you play and work with what you say to the world, WHAT A CLOWN.
2018-12-15 13:38
Ok
2018-12-15 17:36
#600
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Israel Jew1ce 
No one is near their level and the guys are now rich enough to take a year off. To make the scene just a little competetive again, ban Astralis 1 year and let Jew1ce make a godlike future csgo baby with Emilia.
2018-12-15 17:37
new superteam NiKo coldzera tabseN s1mple gob b coach YNK 100% winrate all maps
2018-12-15 17:38
-tabsen - gob b +gla1ve +TACO
2018-12-15 23:40
#618
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Bulgaria karucar 
-gla1ve -TACO -coldzera +FALLEN +XANTARES +Scream
2018-12-19 14:30
nt bot!
2018-12-16 00:53
#612
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Brazil VieiraDTA 
BENCH KARRIGAN AND WE WILL WIN!
2018-12-16 14:41
Then maybe it's time they start training and behaving like professionals like Astralis, not relying just on basic strats and firepower to win matches... Until then, enjoy getting trounced again and again... and again...
2018-12-16 18:21
#615
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Denmark KATTENxD 
then do something big boy
2018-12-17 12:20
Stop whining and get better
2018-12-17 12:58
#617
gla1ve | 
Denmark topres 
Tired of watching Astralis win everything? Then stop watching them play. :-D
2018-12-19 12:36
#619
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Denmark Conqueroff 
bla bla bla
2018-12-19 18:51
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